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Scottie B: A Baltimore Club Music Founder, Tours The City

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 31 - 2008

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Have you ever gotten a call or email that just takes you down memory lane? A couple days ago that happened to me. My career in music has taken me many places, but I never forgot the beginning. I got an email from KarmaLoopTv.Com about a Baltimore Club Music Founder and Dj, Scottie B. It took me back to some of my roots, as well as the beginning stages of Bmore club music..

I was a rapper for years. I used to work in the heart of Baltimore city on Lexington St., in a store called Valu Plus. One of my fondest memories has to do with music. The store had huge windows, and I could see all the hustle and shuffle of the busiest shopping area, along with an excellent view of one of the hottest record stores around, Inner City Records

On days I knew industry rappers and artist would come, I’d make sure to swap lunch breaks so I could get in on the action. I met so many people like Wu-Tang, TLC, and all the popular groups of the early 90’s. They would have music playing from a big speaker at the door. Sometimes it was hard to even work looking over there when they had events.

Downtown back then through now, was and is all about action. Home of the historical Lexington Market, home of legendary artist and DJ’s. All the employees, and store owners were like family, looking out for one another. Between 8:30 am and 9:30am, the daily grind would begin. We all seemed to have this ability to get to work just in time to get a breakfast sandwich and get started. I’d see Scottie B always moving and shaking. He’d get his breakfast an be on go. There were two record stores, and Scottie would have records in hand going from one to another. He would be first to spin the hottest music from coast to coast, and imports.

We finally hooked up on the music tip around 91. He is the first person I heard talk about samplers. He was saving up for an “Asr10 Advanced Sampling Recorder'”. This was before the workstation was made popular by hip hop. He told me something like ” You will see, when I get this sampler, I’m gonna really …..” He was very excited about purchasing this board. In his apartment, he already had some equipment and make shift studio. He was making this music that undeniably made you want to dance. He was making what is known now as Baltimore Club Music. It was his passion then, and his passion now. Although we never got to record, and Inner City closed we would see each other now and then at events he hosted. Years passed and I basically had to start producing for myself. Scottie B planted a major seed for me. From that day in his apartment studio, I knew I “had” to get that Asr10 too, and I eventually did.

There’s always a fight over who actually invented Bmore Club Music, all I know is I saw one of the founders, at work on the foundation with my own eyes. So Scottie B is definitely legendary, and helped pioneer this underground phenomenon. Here is Scottie B one of Baltimore’s Club Music founders, showing us around the city.

Be sure to hit up the KarmaLoop Tv site, let em know you were there.

Pz Til Later…

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2 Responses to “Scottie B: A Baltimore Club Music Founder, Tours The City”

  1. kelly says:

    cool entry… never knew you and scottie had that connection 🙂

  2. Ms.Tris says:

    Hey You!~ Thanks for stopping by, and most important taking time to comment :-)… the cat is out of the bag lol… and come to think of it, I may have one very rough draft of a song we did…I’m gonna hit you over the weekend… wish I were off tomorrow …

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